The book series Computing in Art and Architecture is dedicated to the use and potential of digital research tools and to issues of a digitally oriented methodology and data culture in the object-related subjects of archaeology, architecture and art history.
As background serves the progressive development in the information and communication technologies in the sciences as well as the associated digital turn. It reveals previously unexpected opportunities in the humanities and at the same time confronts academic subjects with so far unknown technical and methodological challenges.
In particular, the object-oriented disciplines such as archaeology, architecture and art history recognize the great potential of a networked work environment, of the semantic modeling of research data, of an analysis and evaluation of contextualized data sets as well as of the novel simulation and visualization of research results. At the same time, many essential issues of a digitally oriented methodology and new data culture have to remain unanswered for the time being. The same applies to fundamental questions of the future scientific documentation and traceability of results, of licensing and copyright, of long-term archiving and of the availability of knowledge.
Against this background, the Working Group Digital Art History, was founded in 2012. It regards itself as an association that represents art historical topics, in particular in the field of German digital humanities. In 2014, the working group was expanded by the foundation of the Working Group Digital Reconstruction as part of the Association for Digital Humanities in the German-speaking Areas, registered association, which aims to provide a platform for the closer exchange and establishment of scientific tools and methodologies of digital 3-D reconstruction within the digital humanities.
With the book series, the results of these thematic fields will be gathered for publication. The volumes of the series deal with the use of digital techniques and procedures in the scientific examination of object-related themes in the humanities. The focus lies on the computer as tool, on its possibilities and limits as well as on a methodological application of computing to teaching, research and knowledge transfer.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Piotr Kuroczyński (editor-in-chief), Institute of Architecture, Hochschule Mainz – University of Applied Sciences
Prof. Dr. Peter Bell, Institute of Art History, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg
Dr. Lisa Dieckmann, Institute of Art History at Cologne University
Prof. Dr. Stephan Hoppe, Institute of Art History, Ludwig-Maximilian-University Munich
Dr. Sander Münster, Media Center, Technical University Dresden
ISSN 2626-9538 (Print)
ISSN 2626-9546 (online)